Here’s another story about why you need identity theft protection.
Police found it easy to bust a Georgia woman for identity theft after she ordered pizzas using a stolen credit card and had them delivered to her home. The victim, a California victim, reported to police that someone had used her credit card for fraudulent purchases, including paying an electric bill and ordering the pizzas.
When officials arrived to the home where the pizzas were delivered, 41-year-old Tawana Bendon confessed to using the woman’s credit card and name. She was arrested on the spot, and will face at least one charge of identity theft.
Police now believe that Bendon was responsible for many other cases of identity theft. According to the Atlanta Journal, police later found two truckloads worth of evidence that 41-year-old Tawana Bendon had received the California victim’s credit card, along with personal information from other identity theft victims, through an identity thief based in South Africa. The investigation is continuing, with the U.S. Secret Service now assisting local police.